A Chance for Blue District Democrats to Help Sharen Neuhardt
Clevelanders in Oh-11 never have to worry that they have to fend off a challenge from a teabagger — or from any Republican, for that matter. If you're in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights etc., you're always going to be sending a Democrat to Congress. Why? Because you are smart, educated, not fact-challenged, and thrive on diversity, not hatred and fear of anyone who isn't like you. I know, because I live here.
Unfortunately, that's not so true of other parts of Ohio. The new 10th district, which consists of Montgomery County (Dayton, Green County and northern Fayette County, has a Republican incumbent named Mike "Who?" Turner who has had, shall we say, a rather undistinguished congressional career. He's being challenged by Dayton attorney Sharen Neuhardt, who ran once before, in 2008, against Steve Austria in a more Republican district.
She didn't win but she gained a lot of campaign savvy. Her fundraising is good, and she's on the air with an ad. Can she beat Turner? It's hard to say but there are certainly some favorable factors. Things would be even more favorable if she could get word out more. That's why a group of Cleveland-area Democrats are holding a fundraiser for her in Shaker Heights next week.
It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday September 27 at the home of Leslie & John Dunn in Shaker Heights. Suggested contributions are $100 and up, made out to Neuhardt for Congress.
You can RSVP to Uriah Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell at (805) 701-4328. Come out and meet this dynamic lady, and help out someone who will actually do something for Ohioans instead of Mike Turner sitting on his ass and doing what John Boehner tells him to do.